Overnight Camp Counselor

Skiing, kneeboarding, tubing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, you name it and Camp Kekoka gets crazy with it!

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp Kekoka YMCA


Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Camp Information

YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka
1083 Boys Camp Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Camp Description

Skiing, kneeboarding, tubing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, you name it and Camp Kekoka gets crazy with it! Windsurfing? We got it! Swimming pool, recreation hall, archery, campfires? We got it! Character development, teamwork, better self-esteem, WE LEAD IT! What are you waiting for?

Job Description

Counselors are paid a weekly stipend of $215 to include meals and lodging.

Mandatory Training:June 13-18

2021 Camp Dates:June 20 - August 6, 2021

To be considered for an Overnight Camp Counselor, you must bemust be available to attend mandatory training on Sunday, June 13 - Friday, June 18 and bepresent at camp from starting date to ending date (June 20- August 6).

Under the general supervision of the Camp Director, the Overnight Camp Counselor shall be responsible for living with a cabin group of 10-12 children and carry full 24-hour supervision of those children. Follow all camp policies and schedules, teach and lead activities, know and enforce safety rules, care for camp equipment and facilities, work well in a team, and set a positive role model example for children to follow. The Overnight Camp Counselor shall lead the campers in their care in a safe and respectful manner through approved games, activities, special events, arts and crafts, and field trips while fostering the four core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. The Overnight Camp Counselor shall assist the Camp Director in planning games, and activities, that promote the healthy spirit, mind, and body of the campers we serve.


1. Minimum of 18 years of age.
2. High School diploma or equivalent required.
3. One year experience working with children in a supervised setting preferred.
4. Proof of a negative TB test within the last 2 years.
5. Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 required.
6. Medication Administration Training (MAT) Certification may be required upon hiring. Training will be provided upon hiring.
7. Complete and maintain required training's to include but not limited to: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Blood-borne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment upon hire and annually thereafter.
8. Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and Child Protective Services check.

Essential Functions

1. Support the mission, vision and goals of the YMCA.
2. Promote a professional work environment through character development by modeling the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
3. Lead in a manner that advances our cause to strengthen the foundations of our community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
4. Cabin supervision - Assume full responsibility for a group of 10-12 children on a 24-hr. basis.
5. Safety - Must be continually safety conscious. Following all the rules of camp and employing conservative judgment to ensure the safety of all participants. Personal example - the most powerful 'tool' of camp staff is the lifestyle they live and lead in front of our campers. We expect the highest personal standards to be modeled to our children.
6. Teamwork - Work effectively and cooperatively with team of other camp counselors and directors.
7. Activity leadership - Ability to lead several camp activities. Employ good teaching and leadership techniques. Take responsibility for the equipment and develop rules and procedures for that activity. Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
8. Follow closely the policies and guidelines set forth by the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA and Camp Kekoka.
9. Maintain a positive and respectful manner of communication with campers and Camp Director.
10. Attend staff meetings and training's as scheduled.
11. Follow department Platinum standards.
12. Wear staff uniform and name tag, or professional attire when appropriate.
13. Act as a leader in emergency situations. Report any accidents or incidents according to Emergency Communication Action Plan.
14. Ensure all members, guests, and program participants are in a safe environment and actively follow branch Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
15. Carry out other related duties as deemed necessary by the Camp Director and branch administration to assure the overall success of the program and safety of the children and staff.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Engaging Community, Communication & Influence, Inclusion, Collaboration, Functional Expertise

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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